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Today we released version 2.13 of the E-HAWK Vetting Platform.

Along with new tests and enhanced analytics, we have added an additional parameter: timeout=no. Adding this to your vets will run additional tests, but can slow API response times.

Some domain testing and analysis is time consuming and can take up to four seconds to process. For example, checking the parked status on a domain in real-time requires looking at the actual hosted page. Same with link verification, seeing if the site has a real TOS or privacy statement, etc. And Whois response time can be quite slow too. So, we have added the new parameter and value of timeout=no. Just add this to your vets and our service will start running additional testing for every vet. It might slow the response time to five seconds, but you will get the extra testing.

February 2nd, 2014

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We just added advanced device fingerprinting as part of our Online Vetting Platform and API. This gives clients enhanced levels of protection against fraudulent activities, registrations, and account hijacking.

The fingerprint is linked to risk level analysis of user data including IP, email address, phone, location information, domain, activity and frequency monitoring, geo-location analysis, and community data throughout our network of clients.

We are seeing a lot of bad actors jump between services using similar data patterns. The device fingerprinting automatically marks these users as very high risk and keeps them out of systems permanently.

The unique device fingerprint is connected to the Risk Score value. If the fingerprint has a positive average, the risk level is reduced. If the fingerprint has a negative average, the risk level is elevated and customers can quickly take the necessary action.

Adding the fingerprinting technology to any web form is a simple JavaScript include. The fingerprint does not run any plugins on the client device, and is totally transparent to the end user experience. No personal identifiable information is associated with a device or fingerprint.

To download and use the fingerprinting in your vets, visit our API support page.

January 28th, 2014

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Our new interactive online vetting page is now available. For manual vetting, this is an easy-to-use form designed to work on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices.

The form includes all necessary fields for vetting as well as feedback buttons. Customers can also use the form to submit bad actors to the E-HAWK Community database.

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December 15th, 2013

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